Hervey Bay was our first coastal stop after getting deviated through inland Australia due to the very wet weather forecasts along the coast. Sadly, the rain wasn’t over when we got there. T needed the ocean’s saltwater, so we didn’t really have a choice but to bravely drive back to where the ocean was.
Hervey Bay is a town T considered an enjoyable place to live (apparently, not Boomi or Goodooga 🙁) I am quite happy to live anywhere as long as there are safe roads for me to run). Towns along the coast just generally have more of everything, unlike inland. Despite having more of everything, the weather didn’t allow us to do a lot of outdoor activities. There were great running and cycling tracks, sunset views, mostly calm waters, markets, and the famous Fraser Island (which everyone talked about). We were able to see bits and pieces of Hervey Bay which was enough for now, as T and I liked it so much, we already decided we would return, hopefully during the drier season. They also have activities like whale watching which is best done in Aug-September.
We watched the sunset once; (I) went to the market and botanical gardens once; we had coffee and dinner out many times; we walked the trails a couple of times and swam a few times too. So, it was actually a good and comfortable place to be. We both agreed to include this in our list of possible places to live in. 😜
Where did we stay?
Ingenia Holiday Hervey Bay: It was a very spacious grass camp close to the toilets. Site 88: Toilets and shower were clean. They’ve free Wifi connection. They’ve a common kitchen, entertainment room, bbq area, and laundry at $5 per wash. Friendly staff. We availed of their promotion pay for 3 nights, get 1 night free. The pool seemed clean, we didn’t use it, but it looked ok from afar.